Solid wood is a material most commonly used in the manufacture of floors and furniture of all kinds. The material should be very robust and durable. A solid wood differs from a wood material. It also refers to structures that are basically solid and contain no voids. Solid wood furniture and floors are often preferred by individuals as the furniture produced is extremely strong, durable and stylish at the same time as the designs and patterns used on the wood are trendy and stylish.
Advantages of using solid wood
There are many advantages to using solid wood in the manufacture of floors and furniture. The biggest advantage is that the wood is the same throughout and of course if the wood used is the same it is very easy and convenient to repair damage. If the wood used in its manufacture is different, repairing it is almost impossible. Secondly, this type of wood is very robust and is excellent for use in all furniture and even flooring. Solid wood has the advantage that it is pure wood with no other materials added. However, one of the disadvantages of buying solid wood is the initial cost. Solid wood and the products made from it are usually expensive.
Solid wood vs. wood-based materials
As already mentioned, solid wood is expensive to buy, while engineered wood is not that expensive. Solid wood products are not mixed with other materials during manufacture. Wood-based products, on the other hand, consist of wood fibers mixed with fibers, adhesives and other composite materials.
Solid wood vs. hollow wood
Hollow wood differs from solid wood in that solid wood contains no cavities or crevices. Hollow core doors are actually made of hollow wood, a wood material made up of cavities. Of course, products like doors made of hollow wood are easier to install and cheaper to buy. However, products made of solid wood have many advantages compared to products made of hollow wood. Solid wood doors are strong, not easily broken, and are fire resistant. In addition, the doors do not let any sound through.